October 5, 2012

About MSR

street1-1024x683Ripley was selected as a Main Street Community in July 1998.  As a designated Main Street community Ripley receives:

  • Needed Assessments

  • Program Manager, Board and Volunteer training

  • Progress Meetings

  • State and Regional assistance and support

  • Listing in the national Main Street Network Membership Directory

  • Linkage to hundreds of other Main Street communities

Main Street Ripley is a nonprofit organization with a 501(c)(3) status.  Your donations may be tax deductible.

Main Street Ripley is entirely volunteer-driven.  If you would like to participate, we will find a place for you that will be very satisfying.  Without the good spirit of volunteerism, this program could not exist.

Our city has a great deal to offer as a hometown community.  Through your participation, you will gain an active voice in decisions that will make a difference in your community.

Downtown Revitalization — Everyone Benefits
Local Residents and Consumers
Better selection of merchandise
Less travel
More pride and community Spirit
Increased tax dollars within the community
Property Owners
Improved Occupancy rates
Better rent stability
Reduced crime and vandalism
Tax credits
Better image
New uses of Property
Retail Business Owners
Increased Sales
Improved Image
Enhanced Community Pride
United promotional opportunities
City Government
Increased tax base
More tourism
Increased number of jobs
Improved relations between city and private sector